I’ll make him an office he can’t refuse…

July 31, 2009

Regular readers know how much I hate remakes of classic movies, but the worst thing is when they get it all wrong. After seeing this studio publicity shot from “The New Godfather,” I contacted the director to ask what the hell is going on.

“It is the famous scene where the man sleeps with the donkeys.”

No, no, no. The man sleeps with the fishes!

“But I am sure there is a donkey, too.”

Huh-uh. A guy wakes up with a horse head in his bed, but that’s a different scene.

“Maybe he sleeps with the seahorses?”

No, no seahorses. You really screwed up a great movie.

“But wait until you see my version of the iconic Clemenza line,  ‘Leave the gun. Take the canoe.’”

Sorry, that’s cannoli.

“Cannoli? Crap! And we spent so much time putting that canoe on top of the car!”

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Above left: Still from “The Godfather”

Above middle: Seahorse. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

Below left: An Egyptian boy plays next to a donkey in a canal which flows into the River Nile at Qalyoubia village north of Cairo, July 28, 2009. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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